About Roll Bars
In past decades, only racecars used roll bars to add extra support to their roofs. Since that time, many car companies have realized the benefits of these safety features and have added them to their vehicles. Unfortunately, some companies still have not embraced this concept.
Racing is somewhat of a passion and safety has a safe spot in your priorities. As to increase safety measures for you and your car you may opt for a roll bar. Before considering the purchase and installation of such a piece, there are some things you should know.
First of all, there are different types of roll bars that you can add to your car. A bar is a safety measure installed between the driver and the passenger seats that are meant to sustain the weight of the car in the event of a rollover. Any common roll bar will be connected at four points: two on the floor and two on the rear deck. The average cost of a roll bar rounds up to 200 or 300 $ and will require up to 6 hours for installation. Other costs for a bar are an added weight of 60 pounds and the loss of your back seat use.
Unless looking for quality and safety from your bar, pick a style bar which is designed to look the same as the real deal and lacks any functionality whatsoever. They are lighter and fairly more inexpensive however they are a threat to you or the passengers, as they cannot prevent the critical chassis point from buckling on impact and in the case they break they will turn into projectiles inside the car.
This fact becomes increasingly troublesome when looking at sports utility vehicles as a whole. Many manufacturers neglect to add roll bars to their sports utility vehicles even though the design of these vehicles makes them more prone to rollover accidents.
Roll bars are metal structures that are attached to the base of a vehicle. Their purpose is to provide a rigid shell that reduces the chance of a roof crush or side panel collapse. This extra support protects vehicle occupants from potentially deadly crushing accidents.
One of the drawbacks to roll bars in the past might have been their unaesthetic nature or the design limitations of certain vehicles. With advancements in vehicle technology, however, these are essentially non-issues, as manufacturers now incorporate these structures into the vehicle’s body.
Since sports utility vehicles, in general, are more prone to rollover accidents, failure to add these additional support structures may be seen as a design defect. As such, victims of rollover accidents who are injured because their vehicles lack roll bars may be entitled to financial compensation.